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Campaign ’08 and The Media  March 31, 2008

Are the candidates focusing on the right issues and can the campaign trail really prepare the next President for office? We’ll cover these topics and more this hour with Bob Schieffer of CBS’s Face the Nation. He’ll be in town …

The Foster Care System  March 31, 2008

What can be done to help children in poverty and in the foster care system? We’ll talk this hour with Andrew Bridge, who overcame the challenges of his childhood to become an advocate for kids in similar circumstances. His new …

Cyprus and The Middle East  March 27, 2008

Formerly a British colony, Cyprus gained independence in 1960. But the island, a historical and beautiful Mediterranean jewel, has also seen its share of political discord. We’ll discuss the future of Cyprus and its role in international affairs this hour …

Crisis in Darfur: What is Our Responsibility?  March 27, 2008

What can we do about Darfur? While the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East occupy much of our attention, Ruth Messinger, Director of the American Jewish World Service, reminds us that we have a responsibility to act in other places …

Is Energy A Human Right?  March 26, 2008

Is access to energy a human right? Bob Freling thinks so. He’s the Executive Director of the Solar Electric Light Fund, a non-profit dedicated to developing solar rural electrification and energy SELF-sufficiency in developing countries. Freling is in town to …

Collaborative Divorce  March 26, 2008

Is there a better way to divorce? Collaborative law provides a new model for divorce dispute resolution – where the object is to settle the case without going to court. We’ll explore the less-messy divorce and emerging trends in litigation …

How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power  March 25, 2008

Did the world really change after 9/11? Not according to Slate’s “War Stories” columnist Fred Kaplan. We’ll talk with him this hour about how the U.S. got so far off track, and what it may take to recover. His new …

AFI Dallas International Film Festival  March 25, 2008

What’s new at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival this year? In this hour’s first segment, we’ll talk with Steve James, co-director of the film “At the Death House Door.” Then we’ll spend some time with David Redmon and Ashley …

Generation Me  March 24, 2008

Just how much do different generations differ? Jean Twenge, associate professor of psychology at San Diego State University, addresses these issues in her recent book “Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled – and More Miserable …

A Young Man’s Journey through Africa’s AIDS Epidemic  March 24, 2008

Why are millions of sub-Saharan Africans dying of AIDS-related complications when antiretroviral treatment is readily available? We’ll spend this hour with South African journalist Jonny Steinberg. His new book about the crisis is “Sizwe’s Test: A Young Man’s Journey through …

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